49ers trade for Ted Ginn

That didn’t take long.

When the Miami Dolphins zeroed in on Brandon Marshall to help rebuild their corps of wide receivers, they set out to deal Ted Ginn Jr., the underproductive wideout the team draft from Ohio State with the ninth overall pick in 2007.

Mission accomplished.

Ginn has been traded to the San Francisco 49ers for a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft, according to the Twitter account of Fox’s Jay Glazer.

Ginn didn’t miss a game in three seasons with the Dolphins and started 26 games over the last two seasons. But he caught just 38 passes for 454 yards last season and was clearly out of place in a starting role.

The deal makes sense for the 49ers. They’ve been seeking a return man in the draft an they’ve picked up a proven one in Ginn. He averaged 24.9 yards per kickoff return last season with two touchdowns. He had a punt return for a touchdown as a rookie. Now, the Niners don’t have to roll the dice on a player they think can handle returns. He’ll also be able to produce as a complementary receiver making it a strong move for San Francisco.

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